Place:Monroe, Pennsylvania, United States

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Monroe County is a county in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 169,842. Its county seat is Stroudsburg.

Named in honor of James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States, the county is located in the east of the state, along its border with New Jersey. The county is home to East Stroudsburg University. Monroe County is one of the fastest growing counties in the State of Pennsylvania. Not only has the population increased by over 70% since 1990, but the commercial and retail sectors have grown significantly, as well. There are many new shopping centers and even more are being constructed and are currently being planned at this time.

Monroe County is part of the East Stroudsburg Metropolitan Statistical Area as determined by the 2010 U.S. Census.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1836 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1836 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1836 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 9,879
1850 13,270
1860 16,758
1870 18,362
1880 20,175
1890 20,111
1900 21,161
1910 22,941
1920 24,295
1930 28,286
1940 29,802
1950 33,773
1960 39,567
1970 45,422
1980 69,409
1990 95,709

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Monroe County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.co.monroe.pa.us/


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